“ Brand: Lush / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Parfum „
This is the last of my Lush solid perfume collection which DooYoo have available for me to review. Silky Underwear is not a reference to my knicker preference but to one of Lush's more popular scents.
Silky Underwear is scented with jasmine and vetivert. It isn't an overtly jasmine scent. It is jasmine meets something smokey, a bit like jasmine meeting bonfire night. It is a really nice blend of scents in my opinion. It is quite a crisp scent and it always makes me feel warm and cosy. It is definately a winter scent. The Silky Underwear scent has proved to be so popular that it is has lent its scent to other Lush products such as Fairy Jasmine, Alkmaar, Turbo Bubble and Big Hugs.
Like all of the Lush solid perfumes, again this one comes in the regular 10g aluminium tin with a screw top lid. On the lid there is the usual black sticky label which states that it is Silky Underwear solid perfume (in the Lush font) and it also has the Lush logo at the top. On the base of the tin there is another black sticky label which tells you that the tin is 10g and what the ingredients in the solid perfume are.
Once you unscrew the lid of the solid perfume you are greeted with what looks like a circular block of wax. This wax cannot be removed from the tin. In the case of Silky Underwear it is a dark yellow colour. It is not very appealing to look at and can be mistaken for lipbalm. To apply the solid perfume to your skin, all you need to do is run your fingertip across the surface of the wax and allow it to build up a clear sheen. You then apply this to the desired area of your body. The wax does not make your fingertip or the rest of your skin feel greasy.
Silky Underwear is a fairly strong perfume even in this form. You can smell the smokiness and the jasmine blending together the minute you remove the lid. It is a really nice perfume to wear on a night out in the winter. It is a little bit sexy and a little bit provocative. It is more of an adult scent, probably for women in their 20's and 30's. It is too much of an older scent for teen girls in my opinion.
On the skin, Silky Underwear remains nice and strong but not in an overpoweing sense like Karma does. Out of all the solid perfumes I have tried this one has the best staying power and one application of it lasts me about 6-7 hours which I think is great. It also means I am not using so much of the product and it will last longer.
Highly recommended if you can pick one up. It retailed in Lush for £4.95 before being discontinued but you can still pick it up on eBay or on the Lush swap shop forum.
After having used the Silky Underwear Dusting Powder and falling in love with it, I decided to go for the solid perfume. It comes in the small metal tin and costs £4.84.
The perfume itself is VERY solid, sometimes tricky to get out of the tin, especially if its a cold environment, you need to rub a few times to warm the oils up before you can get enough for application.
I initially was not keen on the smell when I first put it on - it did not have the warming, familiar scent of my favourite powder, and I felt a little disppointed, however as time wore on and obvioulsy the oils were released, the familar scents emerged. Sexy, lightly floral, spicy, but all in a sophisticated way. The scent lasts for ages on your skin, and I can even smell mine when waking the next day, but not in an overpowering, cloying way. Just enough for the subtle, warm scent to waft around you all day.
It has now become 'my scent' and I shall continue to buy it - although the tin lasts, and lasts!
Not literally your silky underwear, but rather a solid perfume based on the Silky Underwear dusting powder (aka. Talc) by Lush.
According to Lush, you should use this when you feel like flashing a bit of skin on a night out or generally when you want to feel naked. Interesting idea.... Although I would rather keep my clothes on!
As you will probably know I tend to write a lot about Lush products, and for the most part I enjoy using them! This is because Lush use natural ingredients in their cosmetics and bath/body items, as well as being 100% against animal testing. This solid perfume is a new addition to the Lush family along with a few others... I thought I would try it having used the dusting powder.
The perfume comes in a solid form in a small metal tin (the same tin as the Lush lip and temple balms) and this holds 10g for the slightly expensive price of £4.95. The lid is a screw top and, as mentioned before in a review of another product in this same kind of tin, it is very, very fiddly to open! AGH! This is a major gripe for me! The tin however is decorated with a black sticker on the lid with Silky Underwear Solid Perfume printed in white and a sticker on the bottom with an ingredients list and when it was made/should be used by.
Onto the product itself! Considering that the perfume contains jasmine oil, jojoba oil and vetivert oil, I found it to be extremely overpowering! Even more than the dusting powder. I can only describe the fragrance as that a very strong, floral talcum powder. Unfortunately, within seconds of having a sniff I had the worst headache, and this of course left me very disappointed. After all, what use is a perfume when it gives you a headache, right?
But I thought, I must give it another chance, so on another day I decided to actually put some on and see if the fragrance was going to knock me out this time. It's a little hard to apply, since it's a hard balm, but using one finger and applying it to wrists seemed to work. The fragrance still seemed very strong and I had to wash it off.
For some, this might be the loveliest smelling perfume in the world, but it was so overpowering it was horrid! It smelled too much like the pink talc you can buy from department stores and I was kind of expecting a lighter floral scent, maybe a little sweeter.
For £4.95 it wasn't really worth the money in my opinion, but I guess for a perfume that will appeal to some, then it might well be worth the dough!
It is available to buy from Lush shops, their website www.lush.co.uk and their newspaper style catalogue the Lush Times.